Here are all the best thyme recipes to make with this tasty fresh herb! There’s almost nothing that a sprig doesn’t make better.
Got thyme and not sure how to use it? Thyme is a versatile herb with an earthy flavor. You’ll find it in many major world cuisines, including Mediterranean, French, Middle Eastern, and Italian. Thyme can be used fresh or dried, and works well in soups, roasted vegetables, pasta, sauces, pizzas and more! We love garnishing a recipe with a few sprigs of thyme: it looks lovely and adds a fresh herbaceous flavor.
Here are all the best thyme recipes to use this incredible herb! Start with roasted potatoes, one of the most classic pairings with fresh thyme. Then branch out to salmon, pizza, and roasted vegetables…let’s get started!
And now…the top thyme recipes worth trying!
A few more ideas with dried thyme…
Want more ideas for using dried thyme? Here are a few ideas:
- Cheesy Broccoli Casserole
- Creamy Broccoli Potato Soup
- Vegetarian Red Beans and Rice
- Roasted Carrots
- Roasted Carrots and Onions
- Seasoned Black Lentils
- Fresh Corn Soup
How to grow fresh thyme
When it’s summer, one of the best things you can do for your cooking is to grow fresh thyme! All you need is a few pots and a sunny ledge. Fresh herbs are incredible for your cooking, and you can use them to make herbal teas or even just sprinkle into olive oil as a dip.
Want to grow thyme? Go to How to Grow Herbs for more.Print
These roasted potatoes with thyme comes out crispy and seasoned to perfection! Red potatoes and fresh thyme make a classic pairing.
- 2 pounds baby red potatoes (or chopped medium red potatoes)
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 teaspoons garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- Fresh ground black pepper
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme or lemon thyme
- Optional: 1 clove fresh garlic, lemon wedges, shredded Parmesan cheese
- Preheat the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Wash the potatoes, then slice them in half (for baby potatoes) or dice them into 1/2-inch cubes.
- In a large bowl, stir together potatoes, olive oil, garlic powder, kosher salt, and several grinds of fresh ground black pepper.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Spread the potatoes in an even layer on the sheet cut and make sure they are side down. Roast for about 30 to 35 minutes without stirring until browned, depending on the size of the pieces. (To step up these potatoes, remove from the oven at 15 minutes and toss with 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese.)
- Remove the potatoes from the oven and toss with the fresh thyme. For a more forward garlic flavor, grate the fresh garlic onto the pan with another drizzle of olive oil and use a spoon to gently toss it all together (separating any grated garlic that clumps together). You can also spritz with lemon wedges for a tangy flavor.
- Category: Side Dish
- Method: Roasted
- Cuisine: American
Keywords: Thyme recipes
About the Authors
Sonja Overhiser is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best healthy cookbooks of 2018. She’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the food blog A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Sonja seeks to inspire adventurous eating to make the world a better place one bite at a time.
Alex Overhiser is an acclaimed food photographer and author based in Indianapolis. He’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the recipe website A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Alex is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best vegetarian cookbooks by Epicurious.